Close Date: Dec 7, 2009
Salary: $11.52 - $14.00 Hourly
Date opened: 12/1/2009
SALARY: $11.52 to $14.00 per hour
FINAL FILING DATE: Accepting the first 50 applications or closing at 5:00 p.m., December 15, 2009
The Human Resources Department is accepting applications for the Temporary/Part-time position of Police Cadet to work in the Police Department.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES
Performs clerical duties including record keeping, answering telephones, data processing and filing; provides information and directions to the public; assists with parking enforcement and traffic control; processes information and prepares reports; submits completed reports on all cases assigned; participates in formalized training courses and programs; assists in processing and storing evidence, storage inventory and control of department supplies; assists with prisoner transportation and custody; researches and analyzes information; prepares a variety of correspondence, and statistical and narrative reports; and responds to inquiries from the general public and outside agencies; assists with DUI check points; and participates in role play for SWAT training.
Education/Experience: Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and skills is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and skills would be:
Education: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth (12th) grade with current enrollment in at least nine (9) semester units of Police Science, Criminal Justice, Administration of Justice or a related field at an accredited college or university.
Knowledge of: Modern police methods and procedures including crime prevention, traffic control, and identification techniques; interviewing techniques; computers and applicable software; standard broadcasting procedures of a police radio system; and safe work practices.
Ability to: Perform routine maintenance tasks; understand and carry out oral and written instructions; read, understand, interpret and apply departmental policies and rules; write clear and comprehensive reports; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Analyze situations accurately and select quick, effective and responsible courses of action; drive a vehicle on City business and assist with vehicle transportation; lift and carry equipment and other items and perform strenuous activities.
On a continuous basis: Know and understand all aspects of the position; maintain good physical, emotional and mental condition to satisfactorily perform the functions of the position; meet and maintain employment standards to safely and effectively perform assigned duties.
Intermittently: Analyze work papers, reports and special projects; remember accounts given by witnesses; explain law to the public; sit at desk or in a vehicle; walk and stand during activities; bend, squat and kneel during inspection of crime scene; climb stair and/or ladders while in the field; twist and turn while making arrests; perform simple and power grasping, pushing, pulling and fine manipulation; control a violent suspect in custody; read license plates from a distance, determining car/clothing colors; adopt quick, effective and reasonable courses of action, giving due regard to the surrounding hazards and circumstances of each situation; exercise good judgment and make sound decisions under a variety of conditions.
Working Conditions: Intermittently travel in assigned vehicle; sitting for prolonged periods of time; may be exposed to dust, noise, machinery, moving objects and other vehicles while in the field; may work unusual and prolonged work schedule during emergencies, seasonally-caused circumstances, special assignments may require work in varying climate and temperature conditions.
Necessary Special Requirement: Must be a United States citizen or resident alien who has applied for citizenship by date of appointment. All college/university course work in Police Science, Criminal Justice or Administration of Justice must have been, and continue to be, accomplished with an overall grade point average of 2.0 or better. All cadets must be at least 18 years old, but not older than 25 years of age. Employees must be tobacco free and cannot use tobacco products on or off duty.
License or Certificate: Possession of, or the ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver's license and acceptable driving record at time of appointment and throughout employment in this class series.
THE SELECTION PROCESS
Applications will be screened, and those applicants meeting the qualifications may be invited to a department interview. Final appointment is contingent upon a background check, passing a City-paid pre-employment medical exam and a drug and alcohol screening test. The successful candidate must be non-smoking and must not use tobacco products.